I couldn’t agree more strongly with Volokh’s conclusion and, personally, make a point of not hiding from anyone the fact that I shoot and hunt. Given that I live in the Northeast, you’d think my lifestyle would go over like a fart in church with most of the people I meet, but the reverse is true. With less than a handful of exceptions, the people I’ve gotten into discussions with about hunting and shooting have been open-minded, if not actually curious to try the shooting sports themselves. I’ve also encountered a lot of “closeted” gun owners who don’t dare let on that they themselves shoot or hunt when meeting new folks. Not only do I think that’s a mistake, but it is also a missed opportunity to educate the non-shooters among us.